Until this program opens in Nova, the Ontario Arts Council’s online granting system, program information may change. This includes deadline dates and specific information on eligibility. Be sure to visit this page after the program opens in Nova, but before starting your application.
The program supports the development, production and presentation of dance by Ontario’s professional dance artists. There are four categories:
The program’s priorities are projects that engage Ontario-based choreographers; dance ad hoc groups, collectives and companies; and dance series/festivals that do not present the programmer’s work.
The activities for which you are requesting funding:
If you receive a grant you must submit a final report upon completion of the project. See Terms and Conditions — receipt of OAC project grant funds for more information on reporting obligations. Complete and submit the report in Nova.
Final reports for this program require grant recipients to provide:
Complete instructions and requirements are in the application in Nova.
For information on how assessors rate applications see the Evaluation
Rubric – Activity Projects.
For help creating a profile or submitting an application in Nova, see the Nova User Guide.
Dance school: trains students for a professional career in dance through a multi-year dance instruction curriculum of no less than 10 hours per week. The courses must be accessible to Ontarians through a competitive audition/admission process. The school earns revenue in many ways, including student tuition fees.
Multi- and inter-arts activities: are practices, initiatives and events that have two or more artistic forms present in equal balance in the creation, production and presentation of work. Artistic forms may remain separate or can be combined to create new, unified forms. Multi and inter-arts activities involve bringing art forms together in ways that makes the activity unique and therefore not eligible for funding in OACs discipline-based programs in Theatre, Dance, Music, Visual Arts or Media Arts.
Student: An individual enrolled in a full-time (two or more courses) undergraduate program at a college or university, dance school, or studying dance at a private studio or training organization/conservatory.